Saturday, February 25, 2017

Three businesses damaged by 4-alarm fire in Balch Springs, Texas

Balch Springs, Texas

Multiple fire units responded to a four-alarm fire in Balch Springs on Friday night whose flames were visible for miles around. Three buildings were involved in the fire, including a pallet company, authorities said.

Crews from Balch Springs, Dallas, Mesquite, Seagoville, Forney and Combine battled the blaze at about 7 p.m. at the 2800 block of South Belt Line Road, said Deputy Fire Marshal Sean Davis of the Balch Springs Fire Department. A Dallas firefighter was injured.

Firefighters were mainly concerned with the blaze at the pallet company, with pallets stacked up to 20 feet high, Davis said. Cars ablaze at Jimmy's Auto Shop were put out quickly, he said.

KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported that the fire occurred at Jimmy's Auto Shop, while a WFAA-TV news producer placed it at the adjoining Texas Pallet Co. Quality Pro Collision Repair was also damaged but wasn't a total loss, Davis said. 


A four-alarm fire destroyed two Balch Springs businesses Friday night and briefly sparked a grass fire nearby.

The fire was first reported at about 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Belt Line Road.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation. Flames engulfed both Jimmy's Automotive and the Texas Pallet Warehouse next door. Both businesses were considered a total loss late Friday

One firefighter was treated for an injury, though the extent of the injury was not immediately known.

Several cars that were inside the auto shop for repairs were also damaged or destroyed.